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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center's F/A-18 chase and support aircraft retains the basic fighter plane cockpit controls with some exceptions. The pilot's center control stick is relatively typical of a modern fighter aircraft. This F-18 has no weapons delivery capability. The primary cockpit displays include a left- and right-side cathode-ray tube display, referred to as the DDIs, and the heads-up display (HUD). The DDIs and HUD are generally used to display primary flight condition...
Topic: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E95-43155-7&orgid=7
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Artist concept illustrating the relative sizes of the one-man Mercury spacecraft, the two-man Gemini spacecraft, and the three-man Apollo spacecraft.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S64-01123&orgid=8
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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Outlined with gold stripes are the hinged nose strakes, modifications made to NASA's F-18 HARV (High Alpha Research Vehicle) at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Actuated Nose Strakes for Enhanced Rolling (ANSER) were installed to fly the third and final phase in the HARV flight test project. Normally folded flush, the units -- four feet long and six inches wide -- can be opened independently to interact with the nose vortices to produce large side forces for control....
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC95-43057-8&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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NASA's F-18 from the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, soars over the Mojave Desert while flying the third phase of the HARV (High Alpha Research Vehicle) program. This is a closer look at the set of control surfaces called strakes that were installed in the nose of the aircraft. The strakes, outlined in gold and white, are expected to provide improved yaw control at steep angles of attack. Normally folded flush, the units -- four feet long and six inches wide -- can be opened...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California, Where -- Langley Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC95-43249-14&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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James W. "Smoke" Smolka, a research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, since 1985, was co-project pilot on the F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) aircraft. Before joining NASA, Smolka was an F-16 experimental test pilot with General Dynamics Corporation for two years at Edwards. He was also a project pilot with the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) F-16 Joint Test Force located at Dryden. In addition to his work with the F-18 program,...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC94-42398-1&orgid=7
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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NASA 840 is an F-18 that was used to carry out high angle of attack research. It was modified with a thrust vectoring system around the exhaust nozzles of each engine. The system, linked to the aircraft's flight control system, moves a set of three paddles on each engine to redirect thrust for directional control and increased maneuverability at angles of attack near 70 degrees. Research flights, with the thrust vectoring system intalled, began during the summer of 1991 at the Dryden Flight...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC89-62-11&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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This color picture of Mars was made from three frames shuttered nine seconds apart by the Viking 1 Orbiter on June 18. Each of the three pictures was taken through a different filter - red, green and violet. Color reconstruction was done at the Image Processing Facility of the U. S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona. Just below the center of the picture and near the morning terminator is the large impact basin Argyre. Interior of the basin is bright, suggesting ground frost or a ground...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Viking 1 Orbiter
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00436&orgid=1
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Boeing 757 main landing gear, in building 1244, hangar.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00263&orgid=1
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Caption: "The dive recovery flaps on this P-47 Thunderbolt are barely visible underneath the wings. Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (pages 52-53 and 130), by James Schultz.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00456&orgid=1
NASA Images
by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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Smoke generators and yarn tufts are used for flow visualization studies on an F/A-18 flown by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in its High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) program. The aircraft is at about 25 degrees angle of attack in this photo. The aircraft was modified with a thrust vectoring system to further investigate high angle of attack flying. The program was conducted jointly with NASA's Langley Research Center.
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California, Where -- Langley Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC89-0096-226&orgid=7
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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Voyager 2 obtained this color image of Triton at a distance of 4 million kilometers (2.5 million miles) at 1 a.m. PDT on Aug. 22, 1989. The picture was made by combining images taken through the green, clear and violet filters. The smallest features seen are about 74 kilometers (46 miles) across. The south pole of Triton is currently tipped toward the sun and it is summer in the southern hemisphere. The south pole is located about a quarter of the way up from the bottom of the image. The bright...
Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Sun, What -- Voyager, Where -- Triton, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA02211&orgid=10
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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First view of the earth and moon from space. Published in: Spaceflight Revolution: Langley Research Center From Sputnik to Apollo, by James R. Hansen. NASA History Series. NASA SP ; 4308. p ii. Caption: "The picture of the century was this first view of the earth from space. Lunar Orbiter I took the photo on 23 August 1966 on its 16th orbit just before it passed behind the moon. The photo also provided a spectacular dimensional view of the lunar surface.
Topics: What -- Lunar Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1998-00124&orgid=1
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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In this photo of the M2-F1 lifting body and the Paresev 1B on the ramp, the viewer sees two vehicles representing different approaches to building a research craft to simulate a spacecraft able to land on the ground instead of splashing down in the ocean as the Mercury capsules did. The M2-F1 was a lifting body, a shape able to re-enter from orbit and land. The Paresev (Paraglider Research Vehicle) used a Rogallo wing that could be (but never was) used to replace a conventional parachute for...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Mercury, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-10598&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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APOLLO 15: A demonstration of a classic experiment. From the film documentary 'APOLLO 15 "The mountains of the Moon"'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO 15: Fourth manned lunar landing with David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden, and James B. Irwin. Landed at Hadley rilleon July 30, 1971;performed EVA with Lunar Roving Vehicle; deployed experiments. P& F Subsattelite spring-launched from SM in lunar...
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 15, What -- Moon
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00046&orgid=1
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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Portrait of Astronaut Dr. James H. Newman in flight suit.
Topic: Who -- James H. Newman
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S90-47741&orgid=8
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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This artist's rendering depicts the McDonnell Douglas X-33 proposal for a technology demonstrator of a Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). McDonnell Douglas submitted a vertical landing configuration design which used liquid oxygen/hydrogen bell engines. NASA considered design submissions from Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, and McDonnell Douglas. NASA selected Lockheed Martin's design on 2 July 1996. NASA's Dryden Flight research Center, Edwards, California, expected to play...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Leo, Where -- Douglas, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC96-43631-6&orgid=7
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL)
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Uranus' moon Miranda is shown in a computer-assembled mosaic of images obtained Jan. 24, 1986, by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Miranda is the innermost and smallest of the five major Uranian satellites, just 480 kilometers (about 300 miles) in diameter. Nine images were combined to obtain this full-disc, south-polar view, which shows the varying geologic provinces of Miranda. The bulk of the photo comprises seven high-resolution images from the Voyager closest-approach sequence. Data from more...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Moon, What -- Miranda, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Polar, What -- Voyager,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA01490&orgid=10
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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4 x 4-Foot Supersonic Pressure Tunnel: Typical models mounted on the sting support
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00274&orgid=1
NASA Images
by NASA/Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)
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NASA LOGO
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1987-11903&orgid=2
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by NASA/Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)
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1995 HONOR AWARDS
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1995-01944&orgid=2
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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This is an artist's conception of the X-33 technology demonstrator on its launch pad, ready for lift-off into orbit. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, expected to play a key role in the development and flight testing of the X-33, which was a technology demonstrator vehicle for a possible Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). The RLV technology program was a cooperative agreement between NASA and industry. The goal of the RLV technology program was to enable significant...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Leo, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Edwards Air...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC96-43631-1&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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APOLLO 16 : Cmdr Young puts the 'rover' thru a full field test... From the film documentary 'APOLLO 16: 'Nothing So Hidden'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 16: Fifth manned lunar landing mission with John W. Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charles M. Duke. Landed at Descartes on April 20 1972. Deployed camera and experiments; performed EVA with lunar roving vehicle. Deployed P&F subsattelite in lunar orbit....
Topic: What -- Apollo 16
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00049&orgid=1
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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A fleet of lifting bodies flown at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from 1963 to l975 demonstrated the ability of pilots to maneuver (in the atmosphere) and safely land a wingless vehicle. These lifting bodies were basically designed so they could fly back to Earth from space and be landed like an aircraft at a pre-determined site. (In 1976 NASA renamed the FRC as the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in honor of Hugh L. Dryden.) In 1962, FRC Director Paul Bikle approved a...
Topics: Who -- John A. Manke, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- California, Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0034-01&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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89-3408: On July 20, 1969, more than a billion people watched Neil Armstrong take humankind's first tentative steps upon another world. (Man in photo is actually Edwin Aldrin). Photograph and caption published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 99), by James Schultz.
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2001-00427&orgid=1
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After the M2-F1 (on the viewer's left) proved the lifting-body concept, NASA and the Air Force began work on a series of heavyweight, rocket-powered lifting bodies able to reach supersonic speeds and altitudes up to 90,000 feet. The M2-F2 (on the right) was the first of these heavyweights. Although the two lifting bodies had similar shapes, there were differences. These included the "elephant ears" on the M2-F1, the change in cockpit location between the two vehicles, and the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ECN-1107&orgid=7
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)
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STS 41-D mission specialist Judith Resnik and trainer review the headset interface units of the communication kit assemblies to be used during mission. Resnick is wearing the headset interface unit and headset and is examing the documentation attached to the equipment.
Topics: Who -- Judith Resnik, What -- STS-4
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S83-35280&orgid=8
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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Israel Taback (left) and Clifford H. Nelson, head of LOPO, ponder the intricacies of the spacecraft design. Published in James R. Hansen, Spaceflight Revolution: NASA Langley Research Center From Sputnik to Apollo, NASA SP-4308, p. 323.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2002-00452&orgid=1
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by NASA/Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC)
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The STS-71 mission payload is in its final flight configuration after integration into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis and prior to payload bay door closing and rollover of the spaceplane from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the foreground is the Orbiter Docking System (ODS) that is topped with the red Russian- built Androgynous Peripheral Docking System (APDS). During the 11-day mission, the APDS will lock together with a similar...
Topics: What -- STS-71, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- Russian Mir Space Station
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=KSC-95PC-0544&orgid=5
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The Boeing F4B-4 was seen to differ from earlier F4Bs in having a vertical fin with slightly more area. The Boeing model 235 was not fitted with a NACA cowling, but rather the less efficient "Townend" ring around the Pratt & Whitney Wasp radials cylinders. This aircraft was much used by both the Navy and the Army Air Corps in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Army variation was known as the P-12E. The engine cowling was a British development known as the "Townend"...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1999-00435&orgid=1
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This 24-second video clip shows the LLRV pilot strapping in and flying the vehicle. The LLRV's, humorously referred to as "flying bedsteads," were created by a predecessor of the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Bell Aerosystems Company, Niagra Falls, New York, to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the tiny Apollo Lunar Module in the Moon's airless environment. (Dryden was known simply as the NASA Flight Research Center from 1959 to 1976.) Success of...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Moon, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0019-01&orgid=7
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This view of the damaged Apollo 13 Service Module (SM) was photographed from the Command Module (CM) just after the CM/SM separation prior to Earth re-entry. As seen here, an entire panel on the SM was blown away by the apparent explosion of oxygen tank number two located in Sector 4 of the SM. Two of the three fuel cells are visible just forward (above) the heavily damaged area. Three fuel cells, two oxygen tanks, and two hydrogen tanks are located in Sector 4. The damaged area is located...
Topics: What -- Apollo 13, What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=AS13-58-8458&orgid=8
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This NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility photograph shows a modified General Dynamics AFTI/F-111A Aardvark with supercritical mission adaptive wings (MAW) installed. The four dark bands on the right wing are the locations of pressure orifices used to measure surface pressures and shock locations on the MAW. The El Paso Mountains and Red Rock Canyon State Park Califonia, about 30 miles northwest of Edwards Air Force Base, are seen directly in the background. With the phasing out of the...
Topic: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC85-33205-07&orgid=7
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by NASA/Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)
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1995 HONOR AWARDS
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1995-01965&orgid=2
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This test image was taken with a Nikon E-2 Digital Imaging System camera and are provided courtesy of Nikon (GIF 450x450 JPEG 1280x1000): The second Shuttle launch in 16 days hurtles off the pad into a sweltering summer sky. The unstable weather typical to Florida in the summertime didn't have a chance to coalesce and impact this morning's launch window, and the Space Shuttle Discovery began its planned seven-day, 22-hour flight on Mission STS-70 from Launch Pad 39B at 9:41:55.078 a.m. EDT,...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-70, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=DSC-95PC-0001&orgid=5
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Planet Earth
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1995-02395&orgid=2
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A close-up view of some of the mission markings that tell the story of the NASA B-52 mothership's colorful history. These particular markings denote some of the experiments the bomber conducted to develop parachute recovery systems for the solid rocket boosters used by the Space Shuttle. NASA B-52, Tail Number 008, is an air launch carrier aircraft, "mothership," as well as a research aircraft platform that has been used on a variety of research projects. The aircraft, a "B"...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Pegasus, What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, Where -- Dryden...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC93-03081&orgid=7
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The air flow from the wing of this agricultural plane is made by a technique that uses colored smoke rising from the ground. The swirl at the wingtip traces the aircraft's wake vortex, which exerts a powerful influence on the flow field behind the plane. Because of wake vortex, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires aircraft to maintain set distances behind each other when they land. A joint NASA-FAA program aimed at boosting airport capacity, however, is aimed at determining...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00130&orgid=1
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Air Force pilot William J. "Pete" Knight is seen here in front of the X-15A-2 aircraft (56-6671). Pete Knight made 16 flights in the X-15, and set the world unofficial speed record for fixed wing aircraft, 4,520 mph (mach 6.7), in the X-15A-2. He also made one flight above 50 miles, qualifying him for astronaut wings. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wingspan of 22 ft. It was a missile-shaped vehicle with an unusual wedge-shaped vertical tail, thin stubby...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Washington, Where --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ECN-1025&orgid=7
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A fleet of lifting bodies flown at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from 1963 to l975 demonstrated the ability of pilots to maneuver (in the atmosphere) and safely land a wingless vehicle. These lifting bodies were basically designed so they could fly back to Earth from space and be landed like an aircraft at a pre-determined site. (In 1976 NASA renamed the FRC as the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in honor of Hugh L. Dryden.) In 1962, FRC Director Paul Bikle approved a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- California, Where -- Dryden Flight Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EM-0034-02&orgid=7
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by NASA/Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC)
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APOLLO 12: A heartstopping launch as the rocket is struck by lightning. From the film documentary "APOLLO 12: 'Pinpoint for Science'", part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLLO 12: Second manned lunar landing and return with Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, and Alan F. Bean. Landed in the Ocean of Storms on November 19, 1969; deployed television camera and ALSEP experiments; two EVA's...
Topics: What -- Apollo 12, What -- Surveyor 3
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00037&orgid=1
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NASA 516, NASA Langley's F-16A Research Support Aircraft is shown on arrival at the center in late summer of 1991. Delivered from Eglin AFB, NASA 516 provided an advanced fighter capability for Langley research pilots in support of advanced Fighter Research Programs at the center.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1996-00110&orgid=1
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Official portrait of James D. Halsell, Jr, a member of the United States Air Force and a member of 1990 Astronaut Class 13.
Topic: Where -- United States of America
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=S91-29578&orgid=8
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POST WEAR TEST 2 50 HOUR TEST - DECEMBER 1994
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=C-1995-00103&orgid=2
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The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, to begin Mission STS-51 on 12 September 1993. The 57th shuttle mission began at 7:45 a.m. EDT, and lasted 9 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes, 11 seconds, while traveling a total distance of 4,106,411 miles. The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was one of the projects deployed. This satellite serves as a test bed for advanced experimental communications satellite concepts and technology....
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-51, What -- Advanced Communication...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC93-42253-3&orgid=7
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L26355: Supermarine Spitfire MK V, RAF serial # R7347. The Spitfire was brought to Langley for comparative testing.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-1997-00263&orgid=1
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McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee: To more clearly mark the operators of this McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee, the "VY" of Navy has been painted out and the appropriate lettering to spell NACA has been applied. Note that the second "A" is of a different shape than the first. The "Banjo" retained Navy titles on the wings, however.
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EL-2000-00281&orgid=1
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A new Hubble Space Telescope image of a celestial object called the Ant Nebula may shed new light on the future demise of our Sun. The image is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pictures/wfpc . The nebula, imaged on July 20, 1997, and June 30, 1998, by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, was observed by Drs. Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; Bruce Balick of the University of Washington in Seattle; and Vincent Icke of Leiden...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA04216&orgid=10
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APOLLO 16 : Young and Duke head for North Ray Crater From the film documentary 'APOLLO 16: 'Nothing So Hidden'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APOLO16: Fifth manned lunar landing mission withJohn W. Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charles M. Duke. Landed at Descartes on April 20 1972. Deployed camera and experiments; performed EVA with lunar roving vehicle. Deployed P&F Subsattelite in lunar orbit. Mission Duration...
Topics: What -- Apollo 16, What -- Crater
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Northrup (Douglas) XBT-2: Undergoing handling and drag reduction tests in the Langley 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel, this is the revision of the Northrop BT-1 that eventually became the Douglas SBD prototype. At the time this aircraft was produced, Northrop became the El Segundo Division of Douglas.
Topic: Where -- Douglas
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Artists used paintbrushes and airbrushes to recreate the lunar surface on each of the four models comprising the LOLA simulator. Project LOLA or Lunar Orbit and Landing Approach was a simulator built at Langley to study problems related to landing on the lunar surface. It was a complex project that cost nearly $2 million dollars. James Hansen wrote: "This simulator was designed to provide a pilot with a detailed visual encounter with the lunar surface; the machine consisted primarily of a...
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Bell L-39-1: The L-39 was a Bell P-39 fighter equipped with an experimental wing to permit the study of the low-speed handling characteristics of aircraft with swept wings. The L-39 was purely an experimental aircraft and was never intended for operational use.
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This is the highest-resolution picture of Titania returned by Voyager 2. The picture is a composite of two images taken Jan. 24, 1986, through the clear filter of Voyager's narrow-angle camera. At the time, the spacecraft was 369,000 kilometers (229,000 miles) from the Uranian moon; the resolution was 13 km (8 mi). Titania is the largest satellite of Uranus, with a diameter of a little more than 1,600 km (1,000 mi). Abundant impact craters of many sizes pockmark the ancient surface. The most...
Topics: What -- Titania, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Moon, What -- Uranus, What -- Crater, What -- Voyager,...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=PIA00039&orgid=10
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The YF-12 "Blackbird" was an experimental fighter-interceptor version of the Lockheed A-12 aircraft. In Air Force flight tests on May 1, 1965, the YF-12 set a speed record of 2,070.101 miles per hour and an altitude record of 80,258 feet. First publicly displayed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in 1964, the YF-12 was never adopted by the military as an operational aircraft. It was, however, a precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance plane. Two YF-12 aircraft were flown...
Topics: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base, Where -- California, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
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Concept model of the Lunar Excursion Module tested in the Full-Scale wind tunnel.
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APOLLO 17 returns safely to Earth, bringing to an end the APOLLO series of lunar missions From the film documentary 'APOLLO 17: On the shoulders of Giants'', part of a documentary series on the APOLLO missions made in the early '70's and narrated by Burgess Meredith. APPOLO 17 : Sixth and last manned lunar landing mission in the APOLLO series with Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E.Evans, and Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt. Landed at Taurus-Littrow on Dec 11.,1972. Deployed camera and experiments;...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Taurus
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=LV-1998-00055&orgid=1
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This artist's rendering depicts the Rockwell International X-33 proposal for technology demonstrator of a Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). NASA considered design submissions from Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, and McDonnell Douglas. NASA selected Lockheed Martin's design on 2 July 1996. NASA's Dryden Flight research Center, Edwards, California, was to have had a key role in the development and flight testing of the X-33. The RLV technology program was a cooperative...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Leo, Where -- Douglas, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC96-43631-5&orgid=7
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After the initial M2-F1 airtow flights, the NASA Flight Research Center used the vehicle to check out other pilots. Bruce Peterson was scheduled to take over as the M2-F1 project pilot from Milt Thompson, while Don Mallick was to be his backup. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Charles (Chuck) Yeager, then commandant of the Air Force's Aerospace Research Pilots School, wanted to evaluate a possible lifting-body trainer for the school. This photo shows all of these distinguished pilots on or in the M2-F1,...
Topics: Who -- Fred Haise, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where --...
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MOON VIEWS
Topic: What -- Moon
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MIR COOPERATIVE SOLAR ARRAY TESTS SETS 1THRU 5
Topic: What -- Russian Mir Space Station
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THE CEREMONY RENAMING THE 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL THE ABE SILVERSTEIN 10X10 FOOT SUPERSONIC TUNNEL
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Overhead photograph of the AFTI F-16 painted in a non-standard gray finish, taken during a research flight in 1989. The two sensor pods are visible on the fuselage just forward of the wings and one of the two chin canards can be seen as a light-colored triangle ahead of one of the pods. A Sidewinder air-to-air missile is mounted on each wing tip. During the 1980s and 1990s, NASA and the U.S. Air Force participated in a joint program to integrate and demonstrate new avionics technologies to...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California
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Shown here is an early version of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress".
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11-Inch High Speed Tunnel (11-Inch HST) balance. The 11-Inch HST used compressed air from the Variable-Density Tunnel (when it was being depressurized). It was similar to a venturi-type wind tunnel. Without a model, air flow speeds approached Mach 1. One of the unique features of this tunnel was its automatic-recording balance used to measure the forces. John Stack supplied a general description of the balance in NACA TR No. 463 (pp. 401-403). "The balance must measure the large range of...
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ADVANCED SUBSONIC COMBUSTION RIG
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0.3 M METER TEST OF BLADE WITH THERMAL BARRIER
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Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot, deploys the Lunar Surface Magnetometer (LSM) during the first Apollo 12 extravehicular activity on the Moon. The LSM is a component of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP). The Lunar Module can be seen in the left background.
Topics: Who -- Alan Bean, What -- Magnetometer, What -- Apollo 12, What -- Moon
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Wide-angle view of the Apollo 17 Taurus-Littrow lunar landing site. To the left in the background is the Lunar Module. To the right in the background is the Lunar Roving vehicle. An Apollo 17 crewmember is photographed between the two points. The shadow of the astronaut taking the photograph can be seen in the right foreground.
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=AS17-134-20435&orgid=8
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Early NACA research aircraft on the lakebed at the High Speed Research Station in 1955: Left to right: X-1E, D-558-2, X-1B There were four versions of the original Bell X-1 rocket-powered research aircraft that flew at the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station, Edwards, California. The bullet-shaped X-1 aircraft were built by Bell Aircraft Corporation, Buffalo, N.Y. for the U.S. Army Air Forces (after 1947, U.S. Air Force) and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The X-1...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Douglas
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This in-flight photo of NASA's B-52 mothership shows the bomber carrying a subscale model of an Air Force F-15, a remotely piloted vehicle that was used to conduct spin research. The F-15 Remotely Piloted Research Vehicles (RPRV) was air launched from the B-52 at approximately 45,000 feet and was controlled by a pilot in a ground cockpit complete with flight controls and a television screen. The F-15 model in this particular configuration was known as the Spin Research Vehicle (SRV). NASA B-52,...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, Where -- Dryden...
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A Supersonic Laminar Flow Control (SLFC) experiment covering much of the top of the left wing (not visible in this photograph) is being conducted on NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's #2 F-16XL. The research program began back in October 1995 and this April 18, 1996 flight was one of many to gather data from the experimental wing panel on how to achieve laminar (smooth) airflow over the wing's surface at supersonic speeds. Researchers say that successful laminar flow on an aircraft the size...
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC), Where --...
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Douglas F3D-2 Skynight: A jet-powered two seat night fighter, this Douglas F3D-2 Skynight was flown for two years by the NACA at Langley. One of the tests performed was concerning control of an aircraft during an intercept mission.
Topic: Where -- Douglas
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The Vought-Sikorsky V-173 airplane mounted in the Full Scale Wind Tunnel. Shows the prototype "Zimmer Skimmer" or "Flying Pancake" on which the XF5U was based. Published in reference document 1105.5 VOUGHT- SIKORSKY/4.
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The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1A (48-1384) returning from an Air Force test flight over Edwards Air Force Base, California in late 1953. A North American F-86A Sabre as chase plane will follow the X-1A to touchdown. The Rogers Dry Lake is the whitish area under the planes with the airfield at the edge of the dry lake. Bell test pilot Jean "Skip" Ziegler made six flights between 14 February and 25 April 1953. Air Force test pilots Maj. Charles "Chuck" Yeager and Maj. Arthur...
Topics: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base, Where -- California
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One of three X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft being carried aloft under the wing of its B-52 mothership. The X-15 was air launched from the B-52 so the rocket plane would have enough fuel to reach its high speed and altitude test points. For flight in the dense air of the usable atmosphere, the X-15 used conventional aerodynamic controls. For flight in the thin air outside of the appreciable Earth's atmosphere, the X-15 used a reaction control system. Hydrogen peroxide thrust rockets...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Pegasus, Where -- Dryden...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-4935&orgid=7
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A Vought F-8A Crusader was selected by NASA as the testbed aircraft (designated TF-8A) to install an experimental Supercritical Wing (SCW) in place of the conventional wing. The unique design of the Supercritical Wing reduces the effect of shock waves on the upper surface near Mach 1, which in turn reduces drag. In this photograph the TF-8A Crusader with Supercritical Wing is shown on the ramp with project pilot Tom McMurtry standing beside it. McMurtry received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal...
Topics: What -- WIRE, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- Langley Research Center...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=ECN-3442&orgid=7